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Association Of College And University Educators



ACUE’s mission is to ensure student success and equity through quality instruction.

We believe that every faculty member deserves the support and preparation needed to teach well, so that every student receives an extraordinary education.

In partnership with institutions of higher education, ACUE prepares, credentials, and provides on-going support to faculty in the use of evidence-based teaching practices that promote student engagement, persistence to graduation, career readiness, and deeper levels of learning. Faculty who satisfy the requirements of ACUE’s courses through institutional partnerships or open enrollment courses earn certificates in effective college instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education. Through ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice, ACUE’s members enjoy ongoing support to refine their teaching, stay current on research, and advance the national conversation. Through efficacy studies with partner colleges and universities nationwide, we’re demonstrating that our faculty members can make the greatest difference.

  • Current Offerings
    1. The Effective Teaching Practices program addresses all of the core competencies defined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework© and is organized into five major areas of practice: 

      • Designing an Effective Course 
      • Establishing a Productive Learning Environment 
      • Using Active Learning Strategies 
      • Promoting Higher Order Thinking 
      • Assessing to Inform Instruction and Promote Learning 
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    2. The Promoting Active Learning Online program (micro-credential) addresses developing effective modules and micro-lectures, teaching powerful notetaking online, using groups to ensure active online learning, using the active learning cycle, and planning and facilitating engaging online discussions.    

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    3. The Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning program focuses on teaching practices for developing students’ sense of belonging, ensuring course materials are accessible, developing appreciation for diverse viewpoints, understanding how diversity aids in innovation, and setting expectations for productive dialogue. Specific ITEL Course modules will include:

      • Managing the Impact of Biases
      • Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
      • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
      • Creating Inclusive Learning Environment
      • Designing Equity-Centered Courses
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    Applications portals are now closed and courses are in session.